Kenneth Anderson

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Learning real-time search, which interleaves planning and acting, allows agents to learn from multiple trials and respond quickly. Such algorithms require no prior knowledge of the environment and can be deployed without pre-processing. We introduce Prioritized-LRTA* (P-LRTA*), a learning real-time search algorithm based on Prioritized Sweeping. P-LRTA*(More)
Perimeters and pattern databases are two similar memorybased techniques used in single-agent search problems. We present partial pattern databases, which unify the two approaches into a single memorybased heuristic table. Our approach allows the use of any abstraction level. We achieve a three-fold reduction in the average number of nodes generated on the(More)
BACKGROUND Detecting serum antibody against inhaled antigens is an important diagnostic adjunct for hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). We sought to validate a quantitative fluorimetric assay testing serum from bird fanciers. METHODS Antibody activity was assessed in bird fanciers and control subjects using various avian antigens and serological methods,(More)
In vitro and in vivo studies implicate occludin in the regulation of paracellular macromolecular flux at steady state and in response to tumor necrosis factor (TNF). To define the roles of occludin in these processes, we established intestinal epithelia with stable occludin knockdown. Knockdown monolayers had markedly enhanced tight junction permeability to(More)
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable hematological malignancy with an average survival of 3 years with conventional therapy. Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) may cure some patients, but has been associated with a very high transplantation-related mortality (TRM) of over 40%.(1) In contrast to allo-HCT, autologous hematopoietic cell(More)
In this report we describe a uniquely decentralized event-based system for online and offline tracking, analysis, and control of electronic document transactions in order to detect suspected insider misuse of those documents. Our system is focused on the problem of tracking and analyzing user’s actions with respect to documents. On the user side, the(More)
Smokers with asthma have poor symptom control, accelerated decline in lung function and an attenuated response to corticosteroids compared to nonsmokers with asthma [1]. There is an unmet need for alternative or additional drugs for smokers with asthma who are unable to stop smoking [2]. Macrolide antibiotics have anti-inflammatory activity [3] and in(More)
We report a solution process for the synthesis of crystalline silicon from the liquid silane precursor cyclohexasilane (Si(6)H(12)). Polysilane films were crystallized through thermal and laser annealing, with plasma hydrogenation at atmospheric pressure generating further structural changes in the films. The evolution from amorphous to microcrystalline is(More)
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant hematological disorder that until now has remained almost universally fatal. It represents approximately 1% of all malignancies and 13% of hematological malignancies in adults. The incidence of MM increases with age. The mean age of affected men is 62 years (75% <70 years old), and for women 61 years (79% <70 years(More)